Amanda and Viengsay, two young Cuban women, strive every day to continue their careers in the demanding world of ballet in Cuba. It will not be an easy task, but a historic ballerina will inspire them.
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Horizons. A ballet exam in Cuba
Amanda, a young Cuban and aspiring ballet dancer, has dedicated all her efforts to preparing for her exam, the first step towards being accepted into the prestigious Alicia Alonso’s ballet company. Viengsay is one of four celebrated dancers of the National Ballet of Cuba.
She has already achieved the status young Amanda dreams of one day attaining, and day after day she continues to evolve under the watchful eye of Alicia Alonso, the legendary ballerina in whose shadows she now has to find her own rightful place.
Run-down rehearsal rooms along the infamous halls of the Grand Theatre of Havana, Amanda and Viengsay dedicate themselves wholeheartedly to the demanding routine their discipline requires of them: that of classical ballet.